Kamehameha Essay

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Princess Pauahi had a vision, a vision to create a school and an office of affairs for the Native Hawaiian children and people, that would create a brighter future for them all. She wanted schools and offices that could help the capability and well- being of the Hawaiian people. She wanted her people to become successful in life and to have a better education. Princess Pauahi said she wants the rest of her estates "To erect and maintain in the Hawaiian Islands two schools, each for boarding and day scholars, one for boys and one for girls, to be known as, and called the Kamehameha Schools." Three years after her death, her wish to create better places for the Hawaiian people came true. She placed more than 375,000 acres of land for the Kamehameha schools. The schools first opening was in 1887 with the Kamehameha schools for boys. Seven years after the Kamehameha schools for boys opened, they opened the Kamehameha schools for girls. The schools taught the children skills and knowledge necessary for the changes of the western civilization (Kamehameha Schools). It also taught the Hawaiians their place in society. On the Kamehameha schools campuses, there are 8.4 percent of Native Hawaiians as of September 2005. Their system wide enrollment has increased by 5.3 percent since the school years 2004- 2005 (Koren.). Harold Rice, a rancher that lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, filed a case in 1996 against Hawaii. He challenged to change the fact that only people with Hawaiian blood could run for Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Since he ran to be an OHA trustee and got denied because he had no Native Hawaiian blood, he filed a case. “Allowing only Hawaiians to vote in Office of Hawaiian Affairs elections violates the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which provides equal protection for all citizens under the law, and the 15th amendment, which states: "The right of

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